Business of Shipping – Nor-Shipping 2019

By Ira Breskin in Oslo, Norway - Executives from maritime industry service providers interviewed at the Nor-Shipping conference in Oslo last week universally promoted intelligently designed and targeted new offerings to the maritime industry. For example, classification society/consultancy DNV GL promoted its Veracity web-based portal that can display and analyze a myriad of … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: Maritime Industry Technology Accelerators

By Ira Breskin - The staid maritime industry now boasts several technology accelerators, with more likely to follow. The accelerator name is self-effacing. These technology “hot houses” are designed to force feed promising start-up firms that offer the promise of highly-sought, cutting-edge, industry-specific software and hardware. Ironically, some of this technology may … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: China’s Claims in South China Sea Could Impact Commercial Shipping

By Ira Breskin - The maritime territorial dispute between China and many of its neighbors, as well as the United States, has major negative, long-term policy implications for shipping, a leading academic says. China’s contention that it has sovereignty over a large swath of the South China Sea violates the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (which China has signed) and … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: Risks and Challenges of Autonomous Shipping

The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North America’s most comprehensive industry-focused book explaining and analyzing marine transportation and related industries, both domestic and international. By Ira Breskin - Uptake of fully … [Read more...]

Business of Shipping: Soo Locks’ Long-Awaited Upgrade

The Business of Shipping is new column from Ira Breskin, senior lecturer at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, NY and author of The Business of Shipping (9th edition), North America's most comprehensive industry-focused book explaining and analyzing marine transportation and related industries, both domestic and international. By Ira Breskin After 30-years, the long wait … [Read more...]